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Dental Assistant (Bilingual-Spanish)

Apla Health

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted March 31, 2021.

nn APLA Healths mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.

We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually.

We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment.

For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services.

Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve.

For more information, please visit us at

________________________________________ APLA Health is currently seeking a Dental Assistant to join our team!

We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!

We offer: Medical Insurance Dental Insurance (no cost for employee) Vision Insurance (no cost for employee) Long Term Disability Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance Employee Assistance Program Flexible Spending Accounts 10 Paid Holidays 3 Personal Days 10 Vacation Days 12 Sick Days Metro reimbursement or free parking Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

________________________________________ POSITION SUMMARY: The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of licensed Dentist.

As a Dental Assistant you will provide chair-side support to the Dentist during patient treatment.

Other duties include instrument sterilization, maintaining dental office cleanliness and asepsis, assisting in language translation between doctor and patient, and other front office duties as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide efficient chair-side assistance to the Dentist in the clinic.

Welcome and greet every patient in the clinic.

Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after treatment.

Help provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including endodontics and oral surgery.

Prepare the treatment room, have instruments, equipment and materials ready.